Get your crowning moment at Headtown Salon & Spa

For beauty entrepreneur Det Sarrol-Fuentes, opening a one-stop glam destination started out as personal advocacy. “I grew up in a close-knit family of mostly female members and coming from an exclusive school for girls, all my life I’ve been surrounded by women who share the same passion for beauty,” she said. “I was a frequentContinue reading “Get your crowning moment at Headtown Salon & Spa”

Sick at 30,000 feet: How Delta handles urgent medical needs on board

When more than 192 million customers take to the skies in a given year on board Delta, in-flight medical events can occur, just as they do on the ground. In 2018, the airline reported about 11,900 medical events or one medical event per 460 flights. The most common problems are fainting or feeling dizzy andContinue reading “Sick at 30,000 feet: How Delta handles urgent medical needs on board”

‘Save the Future’

Aimed at restoring confidence in the globally accepted and effective protocol of childhood vaccination, pediatric doctors all over the country have come together to launch advocacy in response to the current measles outbreak. “Save the Future” campaign was launched by the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PIDSP), a subspecialty organization of the PhilippineContinue reading “‘Save the Future’”

A centenarian reveals secrets to his long life

Much has been said about how to live longer. But 99-year-old World War 2 (WW2) veteran and Bataan Death March survivor, captain Alberto Tuico Orillo, who will turn 100 years old on Feb. 17, 2019, only has two secrets: avoiding meat and smoking. “Our food before consists of nilagang pako (steamed fiddlehead fern) and laingContinue reading “A centenarian reveals secrets to his long life”

That thing called trans fats

US-trained Filipino chef Fernan Punzalan, together with his two business partners, put up Creative Group, Inc., which owns and operates Serenade Hall in Makati Central Business District area. What differentiates Serenade Hall from other restaurants is its classy cafeteria concept where they serve 16 affordable and varying dishes every day. Its core dishes consist ofContinue reading “That thing called trans fats”

Fundraising for ARNEL P. SERQUINA, RAHS Batch 1973 graduate and retired police

Red Arrow High School Batch 1973 graduate and retired policeman Arnel P. Serquina suffered from Hemorrhagic Cerebrovascular Disease and Status Post Craniotomy, Ventriculostomy Placement with operation done: Craniotomy, Ventriculostomy Placement and Tracheostomy. According to his only son, John Dexter, his father was rushed at Eastern Pangasinan District Hospital in Tayug Pangasinan on January 18, 2019.Continue reading “Fundraising for ARNEL P. SERQUINA, RAHS Batch 1973 graduate and retired police”

Group pushes lifestyle medicine

It is now well-established that effective and sustained lifestyle intervention is the foundation of treatment in practically all major prevalent medical problems like cardiovascular diseases, chronic lung problems, diabetes and cancer. However, busy healthcare providers usually have very little time to provide their patients individualized, simple and sustainable prescriptions, particularly for diet, physical activity andContinue reading “Group pushes lifestyle medicine”

PhilCare launches prepaid cards

Only a small percentage of employees are covered by health maintenance organizations (HMOs), and the health coverage is only applicable as long as they are employed. After retirement, they get no health coverage. With the rising cost of healthcare, their monthly pension can barely cover their retirement needs. Apparently, there are two specific segments, whichContinue reading “PhilCare launches prepaid cards”

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!

Melody Beattie once said, “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” Before I officially let 2018 go and welcome 2019, I will be doing just that – set goals for myself, but let me first run downContinue reading “Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!”

How I started writing about health

I’ve always considered taking care of our health as something that I should do, rather than something I should talk or write about. I didn’t plan on becoming a health writer until I’ve accepted a job for a publishing company in 2012, more than six years ago now. I thought I will only be writingContinue reading “How I started writing about health”